– TERROR THREATS AGAINST INDIAN SCIENTISTS
The security of 10 scientists working in sensitive areas, like defence and space, has been tightened in the wake of threats from Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba, Indian sources said on Sunday 01/10/2010.
The scientists, who have not been identified, were mentioned by Sarfaraz Nawaz, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore Bombs attack, during interrogation, and the information was corroborated by Lashkar’s point man in South India, Thadiyantavide Nazeer (see – Bangalore 12.13.09).
Sources said on Sunday that a security review was carried out, and it was decided to take no chances. While Nawaz was deported and brought back by security agencies from Muscat, Thadiyantavide Nazeer was arrested along the India-Bangladesh border recently. Both played a key role in the Bangalore blasts. T. Nazeer allegedly had a direct hand in the execution of the blasts and was accused of having supplied electronic components used by the Indian Mujahideen to make the improvised explosive devices used in other strikes.
Based on information from the interrogation of the U.S. terror suspect David C. Headley and his accomplice Tahawar H. Rana, whose roles are being probed by agencies, security around the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and some Bollywood studios in Mumbai has been tightened.
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